I am Rachel, a mom of three living in Port Talbot. I grew up in the landlocked Midlands and have always been drawn to the ocean. We would visit the edge of the island as often as possible, then in 2020 our dream came true and we relocated to South Wales. Having not always lived at the coast, I feel hugely privileged to be here and equally protective over the beaches we have access to. I want to educate and empower others to take part in the preservation of our coastline, take action against plastic pollution and take ownership of making British waters the best in Europe. When not cleaning beaches and campaigning, you will find us on the beach sipping coffee, swimming and surfing.